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. officer down. >> another officer down? >> while the cabin burned, president obama pleaded for stricter gun control bills to be brought to the floor. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> a lot of you are probably saying why should we care what an accused cold blooded murderer says? should dorner's words be even part of our conversation on guns or do they shed light on an issue that continues to divide and confuse many americans? it's a tough question and uncomfortable but i'm going to ask it anyway. does the dorner case teach us anything about guns? facebook doft com/car or tweet me @carolcnn. >>> stories we're watching now in "the newsroom" 30 minutes past the hour, hundreds of people including students showed up in waterbury, connecticut, to dig out the city's schools from last week's blizzard. picking up a shovel earned the workers it 8.25 an ho
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
skepticism. the white house released this picture of president barack obama skeet shooting in august. the president was asked if he ever fired a gun when he recently released his plan for tougher gun control laws. he rereplied he went skeet shooting. >>> a 5-year-old held hostage -- >> he's allowed us to provide coloring books, medication. >> his home for five days now? an underground bunker. it's an eerie reminder of a school bus hijacking nearly 40 years ago. two dozen children buried alive. one of the victims joins us live. >>> plus, a federal raid. allegations of sex parties and prostitutes. just another day in politics or have we hit rock bottom? >>> comedy or crossing the line? critics say this year's super bowl ads are anything but funny. >>> plus, a push for more awesome. >> the world needs you to stop being boring, yeah, you. >>> this is a very bizarre story. in alabama this hour, the excruciating wait continues for family, friends and the entire community of midland city, worried about the fate of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. police say they are i
. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> don't expect celebrities to be revealing too much tomorrow night. cbs send attendees a what not to wear warning. they want people to tone it down and button it
, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpretation and has civil liberties groups, as well, worried about what this means as far as the u.s., executive powers authority to decide, based on kind of unclear, sometimes, terms in terms how they're defin
employment verification, we don't have to go through the conversation again, that wasn't a dig at the obama administration. that was a dig at anyone who thinks we can continue to litigate this issue every quarter century and be okay as a republic. >> on the subject of border security the obama administration has record deportations, nearly 400,000 in 2011. one study shows the u.s. spends $18 billion every year on immigration enforcement, more than all other federal agencies combined. what more can be done? >> well i'll give you two instances, cocaine, a kilo of cocaine today is cheaper than it was when i was a federal prosecutor so we're not doing a terribly good job keeping the drugs out and 2,000 ak-47s went to arm the mexican drug cartel. i realize you cannot her m hermedically seal the border. we have two borders so i'm talking about both of them, but from a national security standpoint, a law enforcement standpoint, from a sovereignty standpoint i don't think it's asking so much we know who is coming into our country. it's not fair to people who are following the legal process to have
't have -- >> all right, president barack obama is imploring something needs to be done to avoid the spending cuts trying to apply some pressure on the hill as well. jim acosta with us now. what can the president impose is it. >> reporter: he's applying a lot of pressure right now. you saw the comments he made with the prime minister of japan, shinzo 0 abe. he made interesting comments we need to highlight, fredricka. one thing that he said there is that unlike the debt ceiling that this fight over sequestration is not going to plunge the country and the world into some kind of financial crisis or cause global financial problems. that seems to be a message to congress that, hey, you can take just as long as you want with this. he did say this is not a smart way to go about doing this, that real people will be hurt, but in terms of how he's putting the pressure on congress, keep in mind he's only had one phone conversation or a few phone conversations that we know of with republican leaders on capitol hill, what he's been doing, fredricka, is going over the heads of congress. he w
, you know there is that lacking as critics are pointing out under the obama administration when it comes to drone strikes, jeff toobin, if this were to be a george w. bush administration or republican administration, would the reaction be different? >> think about how outraged democrats have been for years about guantanamo, the treatment of the detainees there, the fact they have been kept there at all, torture, of course, as you mentioned. this is life and death. forget keeping you in a nasty cell in guantanamo. this is killing people intentionally and the obama administration thinks that's just fine under these circumstances. the same people who were so mad about what president bush was doing. >> this is not going anywhere. jeff toobin, thank you. tom juneau, thank you, both, very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> and this one today, olympic skier lindsey vonn took a frightening tumble in this championship race in europe. and then she caught a ride, look at this, from a helicopter. talk about dramatic. here she goes to safety. lindsey vonn, the face of women's skiing, danglin
out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision of the future where our cars don't run on gas anymore, but he didn't have any specific proposal on how to accomplish that, other than we'll study it. he talked about an energy security trust led up by ceos
beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> at this hour president obama is meeting with union leaders and others at the white house to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. other groups like the naacp and center for american progress are also meeting right now. and later on, the president is going to welcome ceo's from companies like marriott, coca-cola, goldman sachs, all of it for similar discussion. at 1:15 this afternoon eastern time the president will hit the cameras, go out and call for a short term agreement to put off automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect next month. so there's your update on all things that will be happening like that today. and as much as many top republicans would like to forget the last election, they really don't want to repeat it. so a week before the re-elected president obama delivers his state of the union speech, the number two republican in the house is making over the gop message. eric cantor speaks to the american enterprise institute about 90 minutes from now. this morning he spoke exclusively with our dana bash. dana, i want to bring you in
howell, thank you very much. >>> president obama is speaking out on a number of issues today. he went on cbs this afternoon and voiced his support that gay boys should be allowed in the boy scouts of america. >> my attitude is, that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity, the same way everybody else does. in every institution and walk of life. and the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the president says he has no regrets about lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i don't. and the reason has become -- because women as a practical matter are now in combat. they may not get treated as if they're in combat, but when they're in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they're vulnerable, they're wounded. and they've been killed. and they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. and i've said before, the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chie
, millions of americans will tune in to watch president obama deliver his state of the union speech. find out what issue he'll hone in on. >>> and dancing in the streets. we'll take you to a celebration across an entire country.'d it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. >>> president obama goes before the nation with his state of the union address on tuesday. the president will outline his plans for the future and the direction which he plans to take us. who better to help sort out what will be in the state of the union than our very own candy crowley, the anchor of cnn's "state of the union." so what do you think will be the themes, the messages the president will have and keeping in mind that he faces a divided government for the next two years. >> reporter: that part of it, the divided gove
reflect -- that's what i -- that's what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues, more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom, i'm brianna keilar in for don lemon. we have breaking news tonight, powerful devastating weather in the southern states. this is new video just in to cnn, it was reported by a storm chaser in hattiesburg, mississippi late this afternoon, when an enormous tornado touched the ground and started tearing up the town. we have extensive damage to show you tonight. there are some people hurt, and i will talk with the man who shot this amazing footage in just a few minutes. >>> first, this breaking news to tell you about, thousands of people are stranded after a cruise ship lost power in the gulf of
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. >> president obama is beefing up security. he invoked private sector to work with the government to prevent hacking. you look at that and say that's not going to come easy. there's time involved with that. you do this for a living. what do you think can be done right now? >> well, i think companies really need to invest in security. we deal with a lot of the fortune 100 and 1000 companies out there. it's never been easier to break into them. i can't think of a time and place where i've been stopped from breaking into an organization. i think companies really need to take security seriously and really focus on protecting the organizations and intellectual property because the government spt going to be able to do it for them. focusing on fixing high impact vulnerabilities and making sure they can protect their organizations. at the end of the day those seek res make us strong as an economy. these breaches are very, very, very common. we deal with breaches on wide scales all the time and almost always originating from the chinese government. >> pretty frightening. david mckenzie, thanks for y
out of virginia, bob goodlatte, it is abhorrent that president obama is releasing criminals into our communities to promote his political agenda on forced budget cuts. obviously politics at play here. we'll get to that with somebody else later in the show. to you, how often does this kind of thing happen? >> it is not new. people need to temper their enthusiasm. there is own recognizance bonds. detainees are a low flight risk and not a risk of fleeing from the united states, that the ice officials believe that they will make their court date. so this has been happening for a number of years and the federal government has given these own recognizance bonds to low priority detainees. we don't know if that's the case with miguel angel hernandez, but we know this has been going on for a number of years. >> nick valencia, thank you. >> thank you. >>> and while leaders in washington are ripping each other apart over these spending cuts, deadline remember, midnight friday, they are standing together today. there she is, to honor civil rights icon rosa parks. president obama, congressional l >>> tuesday president obama lays out his priorities for his new term. tackling gun violence is expected to be front and center. consider this, just last week a 28-year-old woman walked up to a charleston south carolina school with a gun. according to the new york times she tried to shoot two faculty members. the only thing that stopped her, she failed to unlock the gun. here's what makes you really scratch your head about this, she had a history of mental illness. alice had been charged in 2005 with threatening to assassinate president george w. bush and she still cleared a background check to buy the gun. tom dietz is a former de kalb county police officer, you're the owner of sharpshooters usa, and a training facility. how did she manage to legally purchase a weapon? >> first issue was, when she went to the store, she had to complete a federal form called the 4473. when you complete that form, the seller of the firearms retailer looks at the identification. runs down through the questions. to make sure they're answered appropriately. and then calls the fbi, the operations center to lo
campaigns and that's enough to by 20 boeing 757s, or 50 private islands. that includes president obama and mitt romney as well as congressional candidates around the country. committees like the rnc and dnc spent $22 billion, and super packs spent another $22 billion, and election officials are still adding that number up, and this could be the first time outside groups spent more than political parties. >>> huh recall doua huh raueral. he could be a candidate. he supports gay rights and gay marriage. he already scoped out his potential opponents. check it out. >> i am and i have been in touch with some people in the republican party in new jersey, and i am truly contemplating running for senate against frank lattenburg or cory booker. >> that should be an interesting race. >>> secretary hillary clinton is hours away from leaving office. she says she is ready for rest after logging almost a million miles in the air as the nation's top diplomat. she is set to deliver her farewell speech in the next hour to the folks that she said in the department over the last four years, and her succe
obama at the white house. they came back and had a big screening for the u.s. senate, that was sort of unprecedented. >> reporter: and his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting and it political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with argo. i can't think of a woman that's won golden globe, critic's choice, zag oig,s.a.g., behalaf on to lose best picture. it's a toss up for best director, but i can see it going to ann lee. >> reporter: con kif they split vote there, could be a surprise from the star of the french film am amore. >> could sneak in for a win. >> reporter: although best actor category seem like a lock. >> daniel day-lewis has been winning everything. plus he's playing abraham lincoln. >> reporter: so we will see who gets to become part of oscar's history on sunday night. a.j. hammer, cnn, hollywood. >> so you and i both saw argo. really liked it. >> zero dark 30 i saw, as well. having spent time in afghanistan and seeing what took place there, as well. again, no documentary. 2k07 don't think that's how it all happened. but reall
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